Call for Artists – 2024 Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Holiday Honor Card Design Contest.

The Holiday Honor Card competition is officially open! This is an opportunity for professional and amateur artists’ artwork to be featured on the 2024 Greensboro Urban Ministry Holiday Honor Card that will be available publicly in the fall of 2024. The winner will receive a $3,500 stipend and gain exposure to thousands in our community.

 The competition is open to all artists above 16 years old that are residents of Guilford County.  Artwork can be submitted beginning February 5, 2024. Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) encourages all artists to create an original design in color and upload an image of their drawing or painting to the GUM website, www.greensborourbanministry.orgby April 26, 2024. Designs submitted should be a general holiday or winter-themed scene that should appeal to anyone regardless of faith or ethnicity. The winning design and artist will be announced in June 2024.

 The Holiday Honor Card is an annual fundraiser that has been a GUM tradition for 40 years. This program has been a major funding source for programs that serve the homeless population. We would like to provide an opportunity each year for artists to share their artistic talents and continue this holiday tradition that helps so many in crisis.

Ready to Participate? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Submissions must be original paintings or drawings in color.
  • The image can be presented in a horizontal or vertical format.
  • Designs must be original work by the artist and not computer generated. 
  • Upload the proposed image by April 26, 2024.
  • Art should be 8″ x 10″ and no larger than 16.5 X 23.4.
  • Artwork should be general holiday or winter themed and should appeal to everyone regardless of faith or ethnicity.
  • Artists must be residents of Guilford County and at least 16 years old.
  • Greensboro Urban Ministry reserves the right to reproduce the artwork for all aspects of the Holiday Honor Card Program, publicity, and promotions.
  • The artist with the winning design must be available for select special events and promotional opportunities for the Holiday Honor Card.

CLICK HERE to read the guidelines, complete the application, and access the portal to upload your image. 

Questions? Contact Cheryl Ledford, Community Engagement Manager, at (336) 553-2641.